Thursday, September 30, 2010

Peanut Butter Cookies

Every now and then I bake cookies. Cookies and coffee is breakfast, so it makes sense to bake them often. And when I don’t bake them some people at home go hungry for breakfast. (It’s just me and my husband at home). This week is different; we have plenty of peanut-butter cookies to fill our tummies every morning. There is this certain book, which inspired these cookies. Read on for more.

Peanut-Butter Cookies

I got it from the library last weekend and it is on Swedish cakes and cookies. Beginning with the jacket, the book is delicious. The red and white checkered- jacket opens to reveal pastries, twists, turns (in the name of Danish) and more. I drool over the pages and find a lot of satisfaction just to sit on my couch, on dreary mornings, lusting over cookies. The book is Swedish Cakes and Cookies, published by Skyhorse Publishing Inc. in case you want to take a look at it yourself.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients:
Butter: 3/4 cup softened
Confectioners Sugar - 3/4 cup (I find this sugar less sweet compared to powdered sugar, you may use either)
Peanut Butter - 2/3 cup
Egg Yolk - 1 (I threw the white down the drain, you could make a egg white omelet in case you were wondering what to do with. Sorry, for butting in, this is becoming a habit.. do you thing :))
All-purpose Flour - 1 2/3 cups

Peanut-Butter Cookies

Method
1. Beat the butter and sugar with a fork until fluffy
2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix together with the fork to make a coarse dough
3. Use a pastry bag without any stencil/nib press out long strips on to the cookie sheet and bake in a 400 D F preheated oven for 8 minutes

P.S: If you like crochet you can visit my blog here to see some pictures

Changes Made from previous recipe to avoid blender to make the dough so as to get the ridges on the cookies

Contributor: Sunitha

41 comments:

  1. thats a nice texture and nice method of shaping cookies. I also bake cookies very often as now that I have stopped buying biscuits. and am bored of those usual shapes ...gonna try this soon.

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  2. Cute cookies with a different shape. Truly a keeper recipe !!

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  3. Oooh how wonderful delicious! Lovely!

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  4. That is a cute and different shape, very novel.
    Completely irrelvant, but one of the contestants on Top Chef -Just Desserts (I am a rabid fan) got sent home on the last episode for making "just plain" peanut butter cookies. She should have used this post and jazzed them up appearance wise like you did :-)

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  5. I love the shape and desgin.Look super yummy

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  6. Cute cookies..love the shape and design..yummy

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  7. Loved the shape of the cookies... very beautiful Sunitha.

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  8. Sunitha,

    Lovely shaped cookies. Nice

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  9. wow cookies looks awesome ..still not cleared how u got the shape :(

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  10. Tht first pic is awesome...and that design you made on top of the biscuits, how did u get that?

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  11. Very interesting design n shape..they look super cute n melt in mouth kind..yum!

    US Masala

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  12. Awesome cookies with a different shape..Good one Sunitha...

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  13. I love peanut butter cookies. Yours sound delicious and came out beautiful. I am not sure I could get mine to look as good..lol That cookbook sounds very good. Thanks for the tip. I just recently got a cookbook from the library, and I love it so much that I do not want to bring it back, but I know I have too:)

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  14. I like the shape of these peanut butter cookies. I eat bread and coffee each morning-I can easily change out for cookies and coffee.
    These cookies look delightful.

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  15. Wow, those look really delicious. Nice photographs...and the cookies have a really interesting shape.

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  16. I liked the shapes...simple recipe! Thanks for sharing...;)

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  17. I love the shapes.. SHall try out this way when I prepare cookies next time..

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  18. Nice and different shape, looks very yum

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  19. Love the shape of cookies...so beautiful...

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  20. Looks great. They're very inviting and nice.

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  21. I would love some for my daily afternoon tea break!

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  22. lovely peanut butter cookies by u...

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  23. Awesome looking peanut butter cookies, feel like grabbing some..

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  24. yumm, peanut butter cookies , love the cylindrical shape:) have a nice weekend

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  25. Thanks you guys for stopping by and your valuable comments.

    About the shape of the cookies: Like I have mentioned in the recipe what I have done to get the shape:

    Using a pastry bag, without the nibs, I simply pressed out the dough which was coarse (not kneaded etc.) through the nozzle and let them be in long strips. My effort was only to make long narrow biscuits, the ridge was a bonus that came of the experiment.

    Thanks for asking.

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  26. Hi Sunitha,
    Heartiest Congratulations on wining the Sept DMBLGT...your picture of capsicum filled with vegetable chowmein was very innovative indeed!

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  27. Wonderful cookies sunitha..Would like to try it sometimes.

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  28. Love the beautiful shape of the cookies.

    Congrats on winning the Sept DMBGLIT.

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  29. loving ur first pic...and texture on the cookies is brilliant!

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  30. Beautiful cookies! I love the coffee in the background. I have a pot brewing right now, and I just wish I had one of these to dip in it. Cute way to make the shape of the too! Perfect for dunking.

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